August 7, 2018 Subject:
This matrix is awesome! I’m so grateful to senor Seamons and the rest of the behind the scenes individuals who brought this tremendous show to our ears. The end of an epic 4 night run of shows at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL. All of these shows has something great to offer all ye faithful Dead Heads, I consider these shows required listening for every head. A slow but tight Jed opener (never seen or heard em open up with that); the last Mission in the Rain (at least by the Dead) and perhaps the coolest version of it. But the best part of this show has to be the Playin>Wheel>Playin>St. Stephen (slow but deliberate)>NFA, exquisiteness! ‘76 Wheels are amazing, and this one is awesome. This show is legendary and epic. Enjoy! Peace!
June 29, 2013 Subject:
the vast audio radiance...
More '76 awesomeness; Dr. Hunter S - your matrix here is just exactly perfect. This FM sbd has always been crystal-clear, but you've really enhanced it a lot - the crowd and echo is present but natural and unobtrusive. Compare this to so many other bands' live releases, with the cheering so obviously spliced in!
A great show all-around. Love the rare Jed opener. I do think the Supplication jam comes off best, but give credit to Cassidy's short tease they pull back oh-so-deliberately - the band knew how to develop jams slowly, over a long period of time. Check those fall '71 Playins, for example.
Set 2 has, at its core, two wonderful mini-suites - the first Playin' > Wheel > Playin' can easily stack up against the beginning of 6/9's set 2 as one of the hottest jams of the year - they go easy on the Wheel (listen to that heartbreaking opening by Jerry!), unlike in the 80s-90s when it sometimes felt too hurried...but it is the jam emerging back into the Main Ten here that is the real core and heart of this show - disco-jazz fusion here, folks. I don't recall them playing anything this slick and rhythmic in '77; '76 has light footing, for sure!
I'd stick with this source for this show, if you want a little ambience. England has Tolkien; America has the Dead.
November 17, 2012 Subject:
Fantastic show! Sound is a perfect Matrix and the Playin>Wheel>Playin Jam is as good as it gets. The space is very 74-ish. Well done!
July 10, 2012 Subject:
...matrix and playin'!
March 25, 2011 Subject:
I love this matrix! You know its gonna be a truly great show when there is a rockin Tennessee Jed.
Love Phil's tribute to "the vast audio radiance" classic.
Thanks Mr. Seamons for all your hard work, I personally find your matrices purely enjoyable.
March 24, 2011 Subject:
Why We Love This Band
1st off, this is some exceptional work my Mr. Seamons. The mix is spot on here. Great SBD source combined with just enough AUD to really fill out the sound and put you in the building, but without too much distracting chatter. And the show? Well, if you look at all the reviews for the other sources, you'll get the idea of just how good this is. June 1976 was one of their great runs, stacking up one great show after another. If nothing else, just let yourself melt into the Playin>Wheel>Playin trifecta. The jam out of Wheel into Playin is friggin' amazing. I can't recommend this one highly enough. If you love great shows presented in a great matrix format, look no further.